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It's Official: Kelly Clarkson's Getting Her Own Daytime Talk Show

Rumors of Kelly Clarkson landing her own daytime chat show have been circulating since August, but on Tuesday's Tonight Show, she made it official. She told host Jimmy Fallon that the hardest part of the job will be letting her guests get a word in edge-wise. "Well I love talking, it's my favorite pastime...but it's hard to shut up though," she admits. "Like you know you have to listen to people who go on your show, and I just keep talking." In spite of that, Clarkson promises her show will be more than just talk. She says it'll also feature plenty of music with her touring band, which also serves as the show's house band. "We sing everyday on the show and we do like this fan request thing, it's fun," she told Fallon. "On the pilot I got people to sing with me and do little skits. It's very musical, as well." Clarkson said the show is slated to air before Ellen DeGeneres' show.

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"Downtown Abbey" Movie Set For Fall 2019 Release

Focus Features has scheduled its “Downton Abbey” for a Sept. 20, 2019 theatrical release with Universal Pictures International rolling the pic out abroad a week earlier on Sept. 13. “Since the series ended, fans of ‘Downton’ have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter,” commented Focus chairman Peter Kujawski. “We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of ‘Downton’ to the big screen next September.” The television series “Downton Abbey” followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. The “Downton Abbey” movie will star the original principal cast.

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Ashton Kutcher Hits A Male Nanny With His Car

Ashton Kutcher accidentally hit a 19-year-old with his car on Tuesday afternoon. According to TMZ, Leo Marenghi was scootering along the sidewalk past Sunset Bronson Studios when the actor pulled out onto the road in his black Tesla. The impact propelled the teenage nanny through the air and he crashed onto the concrete in the middle of the street. Following the collision, Kutcher got out of his car and checked on the young nanny. Other than a few bloody scrapes and bruises, Marenghi was fine and felt spunky enough to ask the star for a photo. Kutcher obliged and they shared a moment, where he put his arm up. Marenghi was on his way to pick kids up from school at the time of the accident, which explains the two additional scooters he had with him. Kutcher is an investor in Bird scooters, a rival company to the type of two-wheeled transportation device the young nanny was riding.

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Brett Cullen Replaces Alec Baldwin As Batman's Dad In 'Joker' Movie

Brett Cullen has replaced Alec Baldwin as Bruce Wayne’s father in Joker. Baldwin signed on to portray Thomas Wayne in Todd Phillips’ origins film about the iconic comic book villain last month, but had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. Cullen, who played a Congressman in The Dark Knight Rises, will join Joaquin Phoenix, who will play the titular character, Robert De Niro and Deadpool 2 and Atlanta actress Zazie Beetz in the movie, which will chronicle The Joker’s rise from struggling stand-up comedian to a criminal mastermind.

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Jessica Simpson Is Pregnant

 Jessica Simpson is pregnant with her third child, a rep for the singer confirmed to Us Weekly. She shared the news that she and husband Eric Johnson are expecting her third child, a little girl, on Instagram yesterday. She posted two photos of her kids Maxwell, 6, and Ace, 5 – in the first, they’re holding two giant black balloons. She captioned the photo with, “SURPRISE…” The second reveals that the balloons inside the giant balloons are pink. “This little baby girl will make us a family of five. We couldn’t be happier to announce this precious blessing of life,” Simpson wrote.

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Bert And Ernie Were NOT Gay

A former writer for Sesame Street is revealing that the characters of Bert and Ernie were gay - at least for the two decades he was writing for the children's program. In an interview with Queerty, Mark Saltzman was asked the question that many have wondered for years, and in a touching response shared for the very first time that Bert and Ernie were an analog for his own relationship with his late partner, Arnold Glassman. He also said in the interview that Mr. Snuffleupagus was written like a closeted homosexual, and expressed his remorse about never being able to write the iconic show's first gay storyline. “I can remember pitching to the education department, the gatekeepers of the curriculum, gay content, just to get it off my conscience. And I can remember being stonewalled in a way that it made me think it was a lost cause,” said Saltzman. “My activism isn’t a hit the streets variety, and what Sesame Street was doing racially, you certainly don’t want to denounce it. I would have liked to have been the first writer to do the ‘two mommy’ episode.” Saltzman said in the interview that he first came to realize the sexuality of Bert and Ernie after a child pointed out the close bond between the two men. “I remember one time that a column from San Francisco Chronicle, a preschooler in the city turned to mom and asked ‘are Bert & Ernie lovers?’ And that, coming from a preschooler was fun. And that got passed around, and everyone had their chuckle and went back to it,” said Saltzman. “And I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were. I didn't have any other way to contextualize them. The other thing was, more than one person referred to Arnie & I as ‘Bert & Ernie.’” He then revealed that the personalities of the two perfectly mirrored his relationship with Glassman. “Yeah, I was Ernie. I look more Bert-ish. And Arnie was a film editor—if you thought of Bert with a job in the world, wouldn’t that be perfect? Bert with his paper clips and organization? And I was the jokester,” explained Saltzman. “So it was the Bert & Ernie relationship, and I was already with Arnie when I came to Sesame Street. So I don’t think I’d know how else to write them, but as a loving couple. I wrote sketches…Arnie’s OCD would create friction with how chaotic I was. And that’s the Bert & Ernie dynamic.” He also revealed that another popular character on the show also had a bit of a gay backstory. “But those two, Snuffalupagus, because he’s the sort of clinically depressed Muppet…you had characters that appealed to a gay audience,” said Saltzman. “And Snuffy, this depressed person nobody can see, that’s sort of Kafka! It’s sort of gay closeted too.”

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“SESAME STREET” DENIES WRITER'S CLAIM THAT BERT AND ERNIE ARE GAY
The makers of "Sesame Street" say Bert and Ernie are not gay. The statement came yesterday after former "Sesame Street" writer Mark Saltzman gave an interview to online LGBT magazine Queerty Sunday saying the characters were gay. "Sesame Street" denies the claim, however, saying the characters are simply "best friends." "They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most 'Sesame Street' Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation." Here's a clip of Bert and Ernie on "Sesame Street." 

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Emmy Winners

Here are the winners from last night’s Emmy Awards.

Supporting actress, comedy series: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Writing, comedy series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Directing, comedy series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Lead actress, comedy series: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Lead actor, comedy series: Bill Hader, Barry

Supporting actress, limited series or movie: Merritt Wever, Godless

Supporting actor, limited series or movie: Jeff Daniels, Godless

Writing, limited series or movie: William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror

Directing, limited series or movie: Ryan Murphy, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Lead actress, limited series or movie: Regina King, Seven Seconds

Lead actor, limited series or movie: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Writing, variety special: John Mulaney, Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

Directing, variety special: Glenn Weiss, the Oscars

Supporting actor, drama series: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Supporting actress, drama series: Thandie Newton, Westworld

Writing, drama series: Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, The Americans

Directing, drama series: Stephen Daldry, The Crown

Lead actor, drama series: Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Lead actress, drama series: Claire Foy, The Crown

Outstanding reality competition series: RuPaul's Drag Race

Outstanding variety sketch series: Saturday Night Live

Outstanding variety talk series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Outstanding limited series: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Outstanding comedy series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding drama series: Game of Thrones

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Angelina Jolie To Star In Revenge Thriller "The Kept"

Angelina Jolie will star in The Kept, a period revenge thriller. Set in the winter of 1897 in rural New York, the story is set in motion when a woman returns to her isolated homestead to discover that her husband and four children were murdered. The woman is injured by a shot and is tended to by her remaining son, Caleb, who survived by hiding in the pantry. With her 12-year-old by her side, the woman sets out to find those responsible, but the gritty journey in blizzard conditions to a lake town will reveal secrets that will test the bond of mother and son.

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Roseanne Says ABC Kills Her Character Off With Opioid Overdose For Connors Spinoff

Roseanne Barr is revealing how ABC is going to deal with her iconic character on the new spin-off version of her former show and she says the sendoff is cruel and insulting. Barr appeared over the weekend on Brandon Straka’s YouTube show, “Walk Away,” and announced that Roseanne isn’t getting a gentle send-off. “Oh ya, they killed her,” Barr said, adding, “They have her die of an opioid overdose.” Barr says the real travesty is for the fans of the show and her character to see such a grisly end and she is upset that ABC had to “so cruelly insult the people who loved that family in that show.” However, she admits, “There’s nothing I can do about it. It’s done. It’s over.” 

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Justin Bieber And Hailey Baldwin Did Not Have A Prenup After Marrying Friday

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, who legally wed in a New York City courthouse on Friday, do not have a prenup. A legal insider tells Us Weekly that Bieber and the model have no legal document in place to establish their separate property and financial rights in the event of a divorce. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bieber is worth approximately $265 million, with Forbes estimating that the singer pulled in $85 million in 2017 alone. Baldwin, meanwhile, is worth $2 million according to the CNW website. A source confirmed to Us that despite Baldwin’s now-deleted tweet on Friday denying her marriage to the musician, the two did indeed tie the knot. “They got legally married, but she believes marriage between God is the real thing,” the source explained.

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Top PR Exec Slams Julie Chen As Complicit In Husbands Act: Won't Book Guest On 'The Talk'

A top PR exec slammed CBS host Julie Chen as complicit after she signaled support of her accused sexual abuser husband Les Moonves by using his last name when she signed off of Big Brother. Chen returned to TV Thursday for the first time since Moonves resigned as CEO of CBS following accusations of decades of sexual misconduct at the cable giant. At the end of the episode she signed off by saying: “From outside the ‘Big Brother’ house, I'm Julie Chen Moonves. Good night.” It is said to have been the first time Chen has used her married name on the show she’s been hosting for nearly two decades. Public relations powerhouse Danny Delaney reacted to what many saw as a show of support by tweeting: “Tonight, Julie Chen signed off Big Brother as Julie Chen Moonves, firmly standing w/her husband, a serial sexual assaulter who ruined careers. She is complicit. Because of this, I will no longer put any of my clients on @TheTalkCBS. Fellow publicists, I hope you stand with me.” Delaney's words could have a considerable impact especially because he represents one of Moonves' alleged victims, Illeana Douglas. In a second tweet Delaney wrote: “Les Moonves assaulted my client and it looks like dozens of others. How Julie Chen? How can you stand by this? Power and status is worth more to you thank women's empowerment. This is now your legacy.” The publicist, named one of the top celebrity crisis communications experts by the New York Observer, also represents Roseanna Arquette and Laura Benanti.

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Weekend Box Office

Here are weekend box office figures:
 
1. The Predator - $24 million
 
2. The Nun - $18.2 million
 
3. A Simple Favor - $16 million
 
4. White Boy Rick - $8.8 million
 
5. Crazy Rich Asians - $8.7 million
 
6. Peppermint - $6 million
 
7. The Meg - $3.8 million
 
8. Searching - $3.2 million
 
9. Unbroken: Path to Redemption - $2.3 million
 
10. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - $2.3 million

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Jon Hamm Says He Would Play Batman

Jon Hamm isn’t shying away from speculation that he wants to take on a certain super-size role. The actor was asked about wanting to portray Batman during an appearance on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger” that was released Wednesday. “So I know you said before you aren’t interested in superhero movies, but what’s this I hear that there are at least rumors that you’re interested in Batman?” Bensinger asked. “I’ve had rumors about that since probably — since Season 1 of ‘Mad Men,'” Hamm said. “I’ve never — I’ve never had a conversation with anybody about it. Literally. And I’ve sat in the rooms with all these guys.” Hamm added, “Never been offered anything. I think the internet wants what it wants. Can’t control the internet.” The star said it “depends” if he’d enjoy the role, citing the script and “what the story is.” “I’m a huge comic book fan — always have been,” he continued. “I’ve read comic books since I was, you know, 9 or younger. And I’m pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them. And I — I like the genre, and I like ’em when they’re done well.” 

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NBC To Develop Basketball Themed Drama From Lebron James and Elizabeth Banks

NBC is doubling down its LeBron James-produced TV shows, handing out its second script-plus-penalty-commitment this week to the basketball star. This one is a one-hour drama titled “Hoops,” which James is producing alongside Elizabeth Banks’ Brownstone Productions. “Hoops” synopsis: After years on the road as both a star player and coach in the WNBA, Stevie Decker jumps at the chance to return to her alma mater to become the first female head coach of a men’s college basketball team. But coming home isn’t easy as her career took a toll on her family and the school she loves is embroiled in a sex scandal involving her mentor, a legendary former coach. On Monday, NBC handed out a script commitment plus penalty to “Brotherly Love,” a single-camera comedy inspired by Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons, from James and former “Fresh Off the Boat” co-executive producer Kourtney Kang.

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Hackers Leak Naked Photos Of Kendall Jenner

Naked pictures of Kendall Jenner have leaked online after snaps of the supermodel were stolen by hackers. TMZ says the pictures appeared online after the images were taken from photographer Russell James and released without permission. The images show a naked Jenner sprinting down a beach, climbing a tree and riding a horse bareback. There’s also a photo of Kendall “lounging naked in a pool,” according to the website. The photoshoot was for James’s upcoming book, “Angels” — and it’s the first time fans have seen the model fully naked like this. The pics went viral on Twitter after news of the leak online was reported — but the images were actually displayed at the book’s launch last week in New York.

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Miss America Show Looses 1 Million Viewers

Miss America lost almost one million viewers during the first pageant with no swimsuit competition. The Nielsen company said 4.34 million people watched the annual ceremony on ABC Sunday, down 19 percent from the 5.35 million viewers last year. Declining viewership has been a consistent trend for the pageant over the past few years. With Miss America now under the leadership of former Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson, the swimsuits were left behind.

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Jennifer Garner Buys Tickets To See 'Peppermint' With An Audience To Gage Their Reaction

Jennifer Garner stars in the action thriller Peppermint. And this week, she did something she says she's never done before - she bought tickets and went to watch it in a movie theatre with an audience. Jen then posted a video to her Instagram showing her hanging out at the theater and fretting about what the paying audience is going to think of the film. “I'm afraid people are going to hate the movie and take pity on me and think I'm just obsessed with myself,” Jen said to camera while shading her eyes with her tickets to try and disguise herself. In the caption alongside the clip, she explained: “The studio encouraged me to go to the theater and see #PEPPERMINT movie with an audience— maybe they thought I would conduct exit polls? But I learned something about myself on this experiment— I am a chicken,” she went on. “Thank you to everyone who spent their weekend and their hard earned money with #RileyNorth and me. If you go this week— you never know— I may be lurking behind a curtain at a theater near you.” 

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Henry Cavill Reportedly Quits As DC's Superman

Looks like Henry Cavill is putting away his Superman cape. Studio insiders have told The Hollywood Reporter that Cavill is parting ways with the Man of Steel franchise. Neither side has confirmed the split, but sources say that plans for Cavill to play a Superman cameo in “Shazam!” starring Zachary Levi have fallen through due to scheduling conflicts. “Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors,” a studio source told The Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, Warner Bros., which produces the Super Man franchise, is focusing on a Supergirl movie that features a teen heroine instead. “There’s a recognition that some parts of the previous [Superman] movies didn’t work,” a studio insider said. Meanwhile, another insider said the studio is looking to “reset” the DC universe.

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Jimmy Buffett Is Getting Into The Weed Business

According to Forbes, Jimmy Buffett has teamed up with chewing gum magnate William “Beau” Wrigley, Jr. to license a line of cannabis products dubbed “Coral Reefer,” a name taken from the band he tours and records with. The products will be produced by the medical marijuana company Surterra (Wrigley is their chairman of the board) and it’s very clear Buffett is a believer in the therapeutic properties of the drug: Buffett will earn royalties from Surterra’s Coral Reefer-branded vape pens, edibles, lotions and gel caps, but gain no stake in the venture. He was approached by other cannabis ventures but opted for Surterra because of its medical, rather than recreational, focus.

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"The Tonight Show" Cancels Norm MacDonald Appearance After #Metoo Comment Backlash

Following widespread backlash over comments Norm Macdonald made about the #MeToo movement in an interview yesterday, the comedian’s appearance on “The Tonight Show” was canceled just one hour before the episode was set to air. “Out of sensitivity to our audience and in light of Norm Macdonald’s comments in the press today, The Tonight Show has decided to cancel his appearance on Tuesday’s telecast,” NBC said in a statement. Earlier yesterday, Macdonald was widely criticized after he told The Hollywood Reporter “I’m happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit.” Among other comments, Macdonald also mentioned Roseanne Barr and Louis C.K., saying “There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that.” The comments were met with heavy criticism on social media, prompting Macdonald to apologize later in the day, saying he did not intend to defend the “terrible mistakes” Barr and C.K. made, and that “If my words sounded like I was minimizing the pain that their victims feel to this day, I am deeply sorry.”

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"Cosby Show" Actor Geoffrey Owens Goes From Trader Joe's To "NCIS: New Orleans" Guest Role

Former "Cosby Show" actor Geoffrey Owens is adding to his resume with a guest role on CBS' "NCIS: New Orleans." It's the second acting role announced for Owens after news reports about him bagging groceries at a Trader Joe's in New Jersey. Last week, Owens nabbed a recurring role on Tyler Perry's OWN series, "The Haves and the Have Nots." Celebrities and others offered Owens support after Fox News and the Daily Mail appeared to job-shame him over his grocery store job. Owens, who worked at Trader Joe's for 15 months, played Sondra Huxtable’s husband, Elvin, on "Cosby" in the '80s and '90s and he more recently appeared in an episode of “Lucifer” in 2017. On "New Orleans," Owens will appear in the upcoming season's sixth episode playing Cmdr. Adams, "an old and valued friend who Pride (Scott Bakula) goes to for both medical and spiritual advice." The episode is expected to air in late October.

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Alex Trebek Sports A Beard In New Season Of 'Jeopardy'

“Jeopardy!" kicked off its 35th season yesterday…and Alex Trebek is sporting a beard. Trebek unveiled the new look on Twitter and followed with a goofy video on the "Jeopardy!" Instagram page before last night’s premiere episode with the caption, "It's time to embark upon a magical journey into Season 35!"

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"Dukes Of Hazzard" Star John Schneider On The Moment He Reported To Jail

Actor John Schneider opened up to Inside Edition about the day he was ordered to report to jail in a bitter alimony dispute with his ex-wife. "I can't run, I can't hide, I'm gonna go to jail," the "Dukes of Hazzard" recalled. "I can't believe it, but I'm gonna go to jail." Schneider was sentenced to three days in Los Angeles County Jail back in May over failure to pay alimony to his estranged wife, Elvira “Elly” Schneider. He ultimately served only a few hours due to overcrowding. In 2014, Elvira filed for divorce from Schneider after two decades of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. He was later order to pay her $18,911 a month in alimony, money he claims not to have. "Do I look like a guy who's got an extra $19,000 a month?" he asked Inside Edition's Megan Alexander. Schneider also has a message for his wife. "There's no money," he said. 

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Michael Strahan Reveals On Ellen He Would Have Knelt During National Anthem

Last week, Nike unveiled Colin Kaepernick as the star of their latest Just Do It campaign. And yesterday on “Ellen,” Michael Strahan discussed the controversial former NFL player and whether or not he too would kneel in silent protest during the national anthem at football games. Strahan said he thinks he would have, and probably also would been proactive to further organize the movement. Michael spoke about whether or not he thinks it's offensive. He explained that his father is in the military and is a retired major, adding that he's jumped out of airplanes. Michael said: “I know why he knelt was not any disrespect to the military or anyone in the armed services because I have an appreciation for that. My father is 81 and he can look at me and say he's not offended by it because he understands then how can I who didn't do that service be offended?” the star said. Michael continued: “One of the things you can do in this country is you can protest,” adding: “He's protesting injustices he sees happening.” Michael: “I take my hat off to him because he really did sacrifice and put so much on the line for other people that he had no idea who they were - he never met them doesn't know them - and he put his whole life his career on the line. Ellen asked if he still played football, would he also kneel during the anthem. He said: “If I was still playing football today I would be old as dirt first of all. I don't know. I think I would have. I would have had a conversation with my father - I'm pretty sure I would have, but I also would have been proactive to get it organized because I do believe there needs to be more organization between the players and ownership.” 

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Les Moonves Officially Out At CBS

CBS confirmed yesterday that longtime CEO and Chairman Les Moonves has been ousted from the company as he fends off a widening sexual misconduct scandal. Moonves, who has been accused of lewd and sometimes violent behavior by now a dozen women, is out effective immediately, according to a statement from CBS. As part of the ouster, he and CBS will donate $20 million to one or more charities supporting the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace, the company said. The money will be deducted from any severance Moonves is due following an independent investigation into his actions at CBS. “Moonves will not receive any severance benefits at this time (other than certain fully accrued and vested compensation and benefits); any payments to be made in the future will depend upon the results of the independent investigation and subsequent Board evaluation,” the company said in a statement. Chief Operating Officer Joseph Ianniello will take over as acting CEO, according to the company.

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Weekend Box Office

Here are weekend box office figures:
 
1. The Nun - $53.5 million
 
2. Crazy Rich Asians - $13.6 million
 
3. Peppermint - $13.2 million
 
4. The Meg - $6 million
 
5. Searching - $4.5 million
 
6. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - $3.8 million
 
7. Disney’s Christopher Robin - $3.1 million
 
8. Operation Finale - $3 million
 
9. Alpha - $2.5 million
 
10. BlacKkKlansman - $1.5 million

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Weekend NFL Scores

Here are weekend NFL scores:
 
Steelers 21, Browns 21 (Overtime)
 
Bengals 34, Colts 23
 
Dolphins 27, Titans - 20
 
Vikings 24, 49ers 16
 
Patriots 27, Texans 20
 
Buccaneers 48, Saints 40
 
Jaguars 20, Giants 15
 
Ravens 47, Bills 3
 
Chiefs 38, Chargers 28
 
Broncos 27, Seahawks 24
 
Redskins 24, Cardinals 6
 
Panthers 16, Cowboys 8
 
Packers 24, Bears 23
 
TONIGHT’S GAMES
Jets vs. Lions - 7:10 p.m. ET
 
Rams vs. Raiders - 10:20 p.m. ET

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Burt Reynolds Dies - 82 Years Old

Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82. A source tells Us the actor went into cardiac arrest at a hospital in Florida yesterday. His family was by his side. After starring in TV shows such as Gunsmoke and Dan August, Reynolds rose to fame in the ‘70s for his breakout role as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. The actor, who has nearly 200 film and TV credits, also starred in multiple successful films including 1974’s The Longest Yard, 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit, 1996’s Striptease and 1997’s Boogie Nights, the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination. 

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CBS Board Reportedly Offering $100M To Oust Embattled CEO Les Moonves

The board of CBS Corporation has reportedly had enough of embattled CEO Les Moonves, and is negotiating a massive exit package in an effort to oust him from the company. According to CNBC, the CBS board is offering Moonves — who has been accused of sexual harassment by six women — an exit package of approximately $100 million to entice the executive to walk away. Under that arrangement, Moonves would be forfeiting approximately $80 million in compensation which he would reportedly be owed as part of a severance package and a production deal. The accusations against Moonves were made public as part of a report in the New Yorker written by Ronan Farrow on July 27. In a statement published by the New Yorker, Moonves said, “I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances. Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely.” The CNBC report states that CBS COO Joe Ianniello would be named interim CEO, if the company is able to negotiate Moonves’s exit.

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Jim Carrey Wants An 'In Living Color' Revival

Jim Carrey is hopping on the reboot bandwagon. His sketch series, “In Living Color,” went off the air 26 years ago, but the star thinks now would be the perfect time to revive it. “That show really needs to happen! That show needs to exist,” Carrey told “Entertainment Tonight.” “Especially now, man. There’s so much to eat up and spit out so I’d love to see it reconstitute itself in another form.” Carrey appeared on the show from 1990 to 1994 alongside other stars such as David Alan Grier, Damon Wayans, Jamie Foxx, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and more. Carrey said he’d be happy to participate in the reboot should it ever happen. “I’d go back and uh hang out with ’em,” Carrey said. “Of course I would!” 

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NBC Adding Hate Crimes Unit To Flagship 'Law & Order' Franchise

NBC is adding to its hugely successful Law & Order franchise with a 13-episode order for Law & Order: Hate Crimes, from creator Dick Wolf. The latest addition is based on New York’s real-life Hate Crimes Task Force, which works in tandem with the Special Victims Unit to investigate crimes involving discrimination of any kind, often borrowing detectives from SVU. Like its real-life counterpart, L&O: SVU stars like lead and executive producer Mariska Hargitay will likely be borrowed to crack cases on the new show. The new Law & Order series will be introduced during the latter part of Law & Order SVU's upcoming 20th season, debuting September 27.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Sued For Defamation

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has been slapped with a $95 million defamation lawsuit by Roy Moore after pranking the politician on his new show, Who Is America? The former Alabama Senate candidate and chief justice of the state’s supreme court claims he was tricked into appearing on the program after he was told he would be receiving an award for his support of Israel. Instead, Cohen, who was disguised as Israeli counter-terrorist expert Colonel Erran Morad for the interview, used a gadget he called a “pedophile detector” to find out if Moore, who was accused of sexual misconduct against underage girls while running for office last year, was guilty. When the contraption beeped, Moore ended the interview and stormed off. The politician previously claimed that Baron Cohen’s character told him he worked for Yerushalayim TV, which he has since discovered does not exist, and in his suit he insists he would not have agreed to be interviewed had he known that the character was actually Cohen, nor would he have traveled to Washington, D.C. for the chat. “This false and fraudulent portrayal and mocking of Judge Moore as a sex offender on national and international television, which was widely broadcast in this district on national television and worldwide, has severely harmed Judge Moore’s reputation and caused him, Mrs. Moore, and his entire family severe emotional distress, as well as caused and will cause Plaintiffs financial damage (sic),” the lawsuit reads. Moore signed a release to appear on the show, but he now claims it was obtained fraudulently. He has also included bosses at Showtime and parent company CBS in the lawsuit. He’s suing for fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and defamation.

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Kim Kardashian Back At The White House

Kim Kardashian spent several hours at the White House yesterday highlighting a drug-charge case of a convicted felon she's hoping to free. Kardashian participated in a criminal justice reform roundtable with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner and highlighted the case of Chris Young, a felon drug dealer she wants Donald Trump to free. It’s unclear whether she extended her stay at the White House to meet with the president. A spokesperson for the president declined to comment. Back in June, Kim helped to free Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother from Tennessee who was sentenced to life in prison in 1996 on non-violent drug charges. 

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Stolen Ruby Slippers Worn By Judy Garland In 'Wizard Of OZ' Found 13 Years Later

The Minneapolis Division of the FBI announced yesterday that a missing pair of authentic ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore while playing Dorothy Gale in the “The Wizard of Oz” has been recovered after more than a decade. The shoes were stolen from an exhibit in the Judy Garland Museum in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in August 2005. A thief made off with one of the world's most valuable pieces of Hollywood memorabilia after smashing a Plexiglas holding case. The sequined slippers, which were created by Hollywood costume designer Gilbert Adrian, are one of at least four pairs known to exist. The slippers, which were insured for $1 million, may be worth between $2 million and $3 million, John Kelsch, executive director of the Judy Garland Museum, said. Thomas Shaw, who owned the missing pair of heels, told Forbes that they were used for close-up shots when Dorothy clicked her heels together. The scene accompanies one of the most famous lines from the movie: "Click your heels together three times and say 'There's no place like home' and you'll be there." Authorities intended to hold a news conference yesterday afternoon concerning the recovery of the slippers. 

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Asia Argento Won't Pay Accuser The Rest Of $380K Hush Money

Asia Argento has responded to actor Jimmy Bennett’s sexual assault claims in a lengthy statement through a new attorney, who adds Argento’s stopping payments to Bennett as arranged by her ex Anthony Bourdain. Lawyer Mark Jay Heller denies reports Argento had a sexual relationship with Bennett, claiming, “Her relationship with Bennett was never sexual, but rather the relationship was a long distance friendship over many years.” The statement acknowledges Argento’s late ex, Bourdain, entered a $380,000 agreement with Bennett to protect Argento. But, “Now that Mr. Bourdain has passed away and is not able to comment on his desire to avoid potential scandal, Asia will not permit any portion of the balance of the $380,000 payment to be paid to Bennett who has already received $250,000 from Anthony Bourdain.” The statement says: “Asia’s courage to originally make the accusations against Harvey Weinstein has not waned…Phase Two of the #metoo movement dictates that the voice of a victim, even one with a history that may be in question, should be heard and she is hopeful that in the Court of Public Opinion it will ultimately be determined that Asia never initiated an inappropriate sexual contact with a minor, but rather she was attacked by Bennett and might even be suffering the fallback of a smear campaign by those already accused who may have a vested interest in their accusers being denied credibility.” The actor, now 22, has said previously of his allegations, “I was underage when the event took place. I didn’t think that people would understand the event that took place from the eyes of a teenage boy.”

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T.J. Miller Negotiating Plea Deal

Deadpool 2 star T.J. Miller is reportedly seeking to postpone a hearing in his fake bomb threat case in a bid to work out a plea deal. The actor and comedian was arrested in April for allegedly providing false information about a bomb threat to federal authorities after claiming a woman wearing a scarf had a “bomb in her bag” on an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C. to New York. Miller reportedly gave authorities the wrong train number, prompting them to stop and search a train in Connecticut, resulting in massive delays and wasted law enforcement efforts. Authorities subsequently determined the star was allegedly intoxicated and he made the report after getting into a fight with the woman. Miller is due back in court on September 14, but his lawyers and prosecutors have filed legal paperwork stating they are “discussing several matters related to the possibility of resolving the case short of indictment.” According to The Blast, they are requesting the postponement of the hearing until November 20. If the parties cannot work out a deal, Miller faces up to five years in prison.

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Dave Grohl Was Present For Shawn Mendes Most Embarrassing Moment

As a member of Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl has been a part of many historical moments in music. Last month, he was a part of another one: pop star Shawn Mendes' "most embarrassing moment." As Mendes tells Variety, he was performing at a festival in Quebec in July when he fell down on stage in front of a crowd of 80,000 people. To make matters worse, Grohl saw the whole thing. "I was excited and I didn't see how high I was jumping from, and Dave Grohl was on the side of the stage, watching," Mendes remembers. However, Grohl was actually impressed by Mendes. When Foo Fighters played the same festival the next night, Grohl called Mendes a "bad motherf***er." "You know why Shawn Mendes is a bad motherf***er?" Grohl asked the crowd. "'Cause he touched the people." Mendes admits that he's watched the video of Grohl's speech "about a million times." "It's the coolest thing anyone's ever going to say about me," he says.
 

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Ed Sheeran Is Now Only Solo Star With Three Year-Long Chart Hits

Ed Sheeran is now the only solo artist ever to have three songs that have each spent at least one year on the Billboard Hot 100. Ed reaches that milestone thanks to "Perfect," which just notched its 52nd week on the chart. The song spent six weeks at #1 from December of 2017 to January of 2018. It's currently at #20. Before that, Ed spent 59 weeks on the chart with "Shape of You," and before that, 58 weeks with "Thinking Out Loud." Imagine Dragons have had four songs that have spent a year or more on the chart, led by "Radioactive," which hung around for 87 weeks. The Chainsmokers, Train and Lifehouse have all had two songs that have each spent a year or more on the chart. In the entire history of the Hot 100, there have only been 61 songs that have crossed the year-long mark on the chart.

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Michael Jackson Is Earning More In Death Thank When He Was Alive

Michael Jackson is reportedly earning more in death than he did when he was alive. Jackson died in 2009 at the age of 50, following an overdose of the anesthetic propofol. But yesterday - what would have been the King of Pop's 60th birthday – it was revealed that gross earnings since his death are thought to exceed $900 million, according to The Mirror. Court papers have revealed that his estate acquired $74 million in 2015 alone. But just months before his death, Jackson had said he and his three children – Paris, 20, Prince, 21, and Blanket, 16 – were like vagabonds because he had debts of $500 million.

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HBO Removes All Of It's Adult Entertainment Programming

HBO is out of the adult entertainment business, as the network quietly removed all of the erotic-themed movies and TV shows from its channels and streaming services. “Over the past several years HBO has been winding down its late-night adult fare,” an HBO rep told TheWrap. “While we’re greatly ramping up our other original program offerings, there hasn’t been a strong demand for this kind of adult programming, perhaps because it’s easily available elsewhere.”

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Maroon 5 Is Selling Their Used Gear Online

Forget about t-shirts...this is the ultimate Maroon 5 merch: Guitars, microphones, keyboards and more, used by the band on tour and in the studio, could soon be yours. The guys are unloading nearly 200 pieces of music gear online on Reverb.com, including the microphone Adam Levine used during the It Won't Be Soon Before Long tour, plus guitars used by Adam and James Valentine, keyboards used by Jesse Carmichael, and road cases with the band's name on them. Some of the gear dates back to when Maroon 5 were still going by their original name, Kara's Flowers. "We used all of this gear when we were kids, working hard to establish ourselves as a band. Now, we’re in a new phase and we need to clear out what we’re not using anymore to make room for the equipment that will help us create what comes next,” Jesse said in a statement. He added, "This gear was such a huge part of our story and I hope that it goes to an up-and-coming band or musicians who can make it part of their own story.” The gear will be available through Techno Empire's Reverb shop starting August 30. You can check out some of the items on Reverb now.

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Kelly Clarkson Fans Petition For Her To Be Next Super Bowl Halftime Act

Fans are apparently considering Kelly Clarkson’s U.S. Open performance as her audition for the Super Bowl halftime show. After the singer delivered a powerful performance at the tennis event’s opening ceremony in Flushing, NY Monday night, people began rallying on social media for her to be the next halftime performer. “I feel like @kelly_clarkson just submitted her audition for the Super Bowl #USOpen2018,” one fan wrote on Twitter. Another wrote, “RT to sign the official petition to have Kelly Clarkson perform at the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show!” And still another tweeted, “Whoever is in charge of the super bowl halftime show may I introduce to you @kelly_clarkson. Way to go Kelly! #USOpen2018 #KellyClarkson.” During her 10-minute set at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Kelly belted six of her biggest hits including "Since You Been Gone," "Miss Independent" and "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)." Super Bowl LIII (53) will take place in Atlanta in February of next year.

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Eddie Murphy Is Expecting His 10th Child

Eddie Murphy is going to be a dad for the 10th time. The 57-year-old actor is expecting his second child with his longtime girlfriend, Paige Butcher, 39, his rep confirms to Entertainment Tonight. The baby is due in December. This will be the second child for Butcher, who also shares 2-year-old daughter Izzy with Murphy. The comedian, meanwhile, is parents to eight other children from four previous relationships.

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Roseanne Will Be Killed Off The Conners Says John Goodman

ABC has not yet revealed how Roseanne Barr will be written out of the new Roseanne spin-off “The Conners,” but John Goodman's latest comments seem to indicate that her character's fate might be sealed. In an interview with The Sunday Times, Goodman all but confirmed Roseanne's death in the upcoming series, saying of his character Dan Conner, "I guess he'll be mopey and sad because his wife's dead." Without confirmation from ABC, Roseanne Conner's death is just speculation at this point, but it does make the most sense.
John Goodman has revealed how he struggled with depression for a month after the Roseanne reboot was canceled, while defending his on-screen wife over the racist tweet that got her sacked. Goodman, who played father-figure Dan Conner alongside Roseanne Barr's titular character, said he was surprised by ABC's decision to pull the series after just nine episodes in the wake of Barr's tweet about Valerie Jarrett. “I know, I know, for a fact that she's not a racist,” he told The Sunday Times. Goodman also told how he struggled with depression for around a month after the show was canned on May 29. “I was broken-hearted,” he said. “I went through a period, about a month, where I was very depressed. That had a great deal to do with it, more than I wanted to admit.” He said he jumped at the chance to take part in the reboot, despite being glad to see the series go when it ended its original run in 1997. Goodman described filming the reboot as “a gas,” saying that he felt very close to everyone on the team.

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Idris Elba Issues Desperate Plea To Knife-Wielding Teens

Idris Elba has had enough of teenagers turning to knife crime in London. The actor pleaded with youngsters to “put the knife down” after pictures emerged of paramedics and police tending to victims of a mass stabbing involving 30 teenagers on an estate in Camberwell, south London. Four teenagers were injured, leaving one with life-changing injuries in the incident earlier this month. Eight people were later arrested. “Look in the mirror and ask yourself, ‘Where do you want to end up?’ It is really clear. You can end up in jail for stabbing someone. Put the knife down, go somewhere else and make a career,” Elba said. The actor recently made his directorial debut with gritty drama Yardie, about a young Jamaican called D seeking revenge on the gangster who killed his brother.

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Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Settle Divorce Case

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have reportedly agreed on a settlement in their divorce. According to TMZ, the estranged couple has been locked in a complicated and time-consuming battle over their property, which has prevented their divorce from becoming final. Ben and Jennifer did not have a pre-nuptial agreement in place, so all their earnings during their marriage had to split equally. The couple, who split in 2015 after 10 years of marriage, share three children – Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and Samuel, six. Sources told the gossip site that the final settlement will be filed with the court once Ben has finished his stay in rehab.

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Weekend Box Office

Here are weekend box office figures:
 
1. Crazy Rich Asians - 25 million
 
2. The Meg - $13 million
 
3. The Happytime Murders - $10 million
 
4. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - $8 million
 
5. Disney’s Christopher Robin - $6.3 million
 
6. Mile 22 - $6 million
 
7. Alpha - $5.6 million
 
8. BlacKkKlansman - $5.3 million
 
9. A.X.L. - $2.9 million
 
10. Slender Man - $2.7 million

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Ariana Grande Says Wedding To Pete Davidson Is Going Down Next Year

Turns out there is one thing Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson aren’t rushing. 
 
The “Sweetener” singer and “Saturday Night Live” star may have split with their significant others, started dating and gotten engaged in record time, but don’t expect them to tie the knot right away. 
 
During an interview with “Good Morning America” Wednesday, Grande revealed that, while she’s in the midst of planning their wedding, the big day won’t arrive until sometime next year. 
 
“My friends and I, and my mom and everybody, have been brainstorming and sharing ideas,” she told host Michael Strahan. “It’s really fun. I work so much, I’ve never spent so much time planning something that’s personal, that feeds my soul so much and my heart. I’m gonna cry. I’m just so excited.”
 
She added: “It’s gonna be like, next year.” 
 
Grande, who met Davidson for the first time during an “SNL” taping years ago, said she knew the two were meant to be together from the beginning, despite them both being in relationships at the time. 
 
“It’s just like a feeling, you know?” a bashful Grande told Strahan. “That’s so cheesy. People are always like, ‘When you know, you know,’ and you’re like, ‘Yeah, OK, whatever.’”
 
The 25-year-old went onto explain that Davidson “just ticks every box” and that life has never ? to borrow a word ? been sweeter. 
 
“We’re just grateful, enjoying every minute because life’s too short,” she said. 
 
 Davidson, for one, knew that he wanted to marry Grande as soon as they started dating, even sending her pictures of engagement rings over text. Eventually, he decided on a 3-carat, pear-shaped diamond ring.
 
“The day I met her, I was like, ‘Hey, I’ll marry you tomorrow,’” the comedian, 24, told the magazine. “She was calling my bluff. I sent her a picture [of engagement rings]. I was like, ‘Do you like any of these?’ She was like, ‘Those are my favorite ones,’ and I was like, ‘Sick.’”
 
The pair recently made their unsurprisingly PDA-filled red carpet debut at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night, where Grande slayed while performing her new single “God Is A Woman.”
 
Some eagle-eyed fans noticed that Davidson was sporting a bracelet at the ceremony bearing the initials A, G and D, which some believed to stand for Ariana Grande Davidson. 
 
The singer has already revealed that she’ll “probably” take Davidson’s last name, but will always have a special place in her heart for Grande.
 
“I have to keep Grande because my grandpa was so proud of our name,” she said of her grandfather, who died in July 2014. “I feel like I’d like to just eventually be Ariana. It’s got a ring to it.” 

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Winona Ryder And Keanu Reeves Awkwardly Confess Mutual Raging Crushes

This interview with Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves feels like it’s straight out of a romantic comedy.
 
The two actors are promoting their film “Destination Wedding,” which opens Friday, and have been dropping interesting tidbits about their long working relationship and friendship along the way. Ya know, like how they might have accidentally married each other in 1992?
 
The ship-worthy duo spoke to Entertainment Tonight on Monday and were asked if they remembered the first time they met. Both remembered specifics, such as the year (“’87, ’88,” Reeves recalled) and the place (“we presented an award at the Independent Spirit Awards back when it was in a room with folding chairs,” Ryder said). 
 
Things quickly got awkward in a cute way, however, when they were asked why they remember this encounter in such vivid detail.
 
“Well, I had a pretty, pretty big, healthy crush on this guy,” Ryder said, stammering over her words.
 
“I had a big, healthy crush on you, too,” Reeves replied.
 
When asked what happened to their healthy crushes, both quickly admitted those feelings are alive and well.
 
“It’s still raging, trust me,” said Ryder.
 
If that wasn’t enough to make you want to take a cold shower, earlier on in the interview, Reeves goes to town listing the reasons why he loves working with Ryder.
 
“A good friend, sense of humor, intelligence, mind, view of the world, beautiful heart, beautiful spirit and a damn fine actress.”
 
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Quentin Tarantino Casts Uma Thurman's Daughter Maya Hawke In New Film

Once upon a time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino and his former muse Uma Thurman hit a rough patch, but now the director has cast her daughter, Maya Hawke, in his new film. 
 
Since just about everybody with a SAG card has joined Tarantino’s upcoming feature “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino, what’s a few more to add to the mix? 
 
In addition to Hawke, who’s also set to star in the upcoming season of “Stranger Things,” “Girls” creator Lena Dunham, Austin Butler and Lorenza Izzo are now attached to the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
 
The casting of Hawke, the daughter of Thurman and actor Ethan Hawke, comes as a bit of a surprise given the somewhat contentious relationship as of late between the “Kill Bill” director and star. 
 
In February, Thurman said in a powerful New York Times profile that she was assaulted by film producer Harvey Weinstein. She also recounted a violent car crash she was in on the set of Tarantino’s 2003 film.
 
Thurman was hospitalized after she claimed Tarantino coerced her into a stunt despite her initial resistance about her own safety after she learned the vehicle might not be performing properly. The actress crashed into a palm tree while filming, resulting in neck and knee injuries that still affect her. 
 
While Thurman explained she didn’t believe there was “malicious intent” on Tarantino’s part, the crash and the alleged cover-up of the incident caused a serious rift between the two after years of collaboration. 
 
Tarantino has since apologized publicly for the incident, which he called “one of my most horrendous mistakes,” while Weinstein has continued to deny Thurman’s accusations. 
 
 “I am guilty, for putting her in that car, but not the way that people are saying I am guilty of it,” Tarantino told Deadline after Thurman shared her story. “It’s the biggest regret of my life, getting her to do that stunt. As a director, you learn things and sometimes you learn them through horrendous mistakes. That was one of my most horrendous mistakes, that I didn’t take the time to run the road, one more time, just to see what I would see.”
 
Set against the backdrop of actress and model Sharon Tate’s murder at the hands of the Manson family, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” follows the fictional former star of a Western TV series, Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). DiCaprio’s character happens to live next door to Tate and then-husband Roman Polanski.
 
Hawke will reportedly play a fictional character who goes only by Flower Child, according to Entertainment Weekly, while Dunham has been cast as a Manson devotee named Catherine “Gypsy” Share.
 
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is set to hit theaters July 26, weeks before the 50th anniversary of Tate’s murder. 

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Kim And Kanye Plan 4th Child

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly ready to have another baby. Following the birth of their daughter, Chicago, seven months ago, the couple want a fourth child, according to Us Weekly. “[They] have one last embryo left,” an insider says, adding that the sex of the embryo is male. Another source says that they plan to have the embryo implanted in a surrogate “soon.” Chicago was born via surrogate after Kim endured high-risk pregnancies giving birth to daughter North, 5, and son Saint, 2. Kim previously said four children would be her limit. “I don’t think I could handle more than that,” she commented in her cover story for Elle magazine’s April 2018 issue. “My time is spread really thin. And I think it’s important that in all couples, the mom gives the husband as much attention as the kids.”

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Danny Boyle Will No Longer Direct 25th James Bond Movie

007 has lost his director. Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle was set to be behind the camera for the 25th installment of the James Bond franchise, but has left the project. The official James Bond Twitter account wrote, "Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25." Wilson is a producer and screenwriter; Broccoli is the longtime producer of the Bond series. Craig is set to star as Bond, James Bond for the fifth time. Production on the movie was set to begin this December. It's not known how this development will affect that schedule. The movie has a scheduled release date of October 25, 2019.

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"Norm MacDonald Has A Show" Gets Netflix Premiere Date

Netflix has set Friday, September 14 for the premiere of Norm Macdonald Has A Show, a new talk show fronted by comedian and ex-SNLer Macdonald along with his sidekick Adam Eget. Celebrity guests for the 10-episode first season also were announced. They include Drew Barrymore, David Spade, Judge Judy, David Letterman, Jane Fonda, Chevy Chase, M. Night Shyamalan, Michael Keaton, Billy Joe Shaver and Lorne Michaels.

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Penn Jillette Says There Are Tapes Of Trump Using Racial Slurs

Comedian/magician and former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Penn Jillette has just inserted himself in the did-Donald-Trump-speak-slurs on-"The Apprentice"? controversy roiling Washington again. Yes, he says, there are tapes from the reality series in which Trump is heard making racially or sexually inappropriate remarks. And he knows this because, he says, "I was in the room" at the time. But he's not going to say specifically what he heard Trump say and when, because he's afraid of misquoting Trump and that "might be unfair" to the man elected president of the United States in 2016. "He would say racially insensitive things that made me uncomfortable," Jillette said in an interview published yesterday on Vulture. "I don’t think he ever said anything in that room like 'African-Americans are inferior' or anything about rape or grabbing women, but of those two hours every other day in a room with him, every 10 minutes was fingernails on chalkboard."

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Judge OKs Lawsuit Accusing Harvey Weinstein Of Sex Trafficking

A Manhattan judge has granted British actress Kadian Noble permission to proceed with her lawsuit against producer Harvey Weinstein. The actress accused Weinstein of violating federal anti-sex trafficking laws when he lured her to his hotel room with the promise of a role in exchange for sex. Noble accuses Weinstein of luring her to his hotel room while they attended the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Weinstein and Noble had been discussing a possible role in one of Weinstein’s films, but when she arrived at his hotel room expecting to discuss her film reel with him, he attempted to massage her and forced her to “walk up and down the room for him” before assaulting her in the bathroom. Harvey’s brother, Bob Weinstein, and The Weinstein Company are also listed as defendants in the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages. Weinstein’s attorneys sought to have the lawsuit dismissed, arguing that the alleged incident did not fall under federal trafficking laws forbidding “commercial sex acts” because she was not offered a “thing of value” in exchange. But Judge Robert W. Sweet wrote in his ruling that for an aspiring actress, the opportunity to meet a producer of Weinstein’s status “carries value, in and of itself.”

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Mark Hamill Joins TV's 'Knightfall'

Mark Hamill is joining season two of the History series Knightfall as a warrior monk named Talus, Entertainment Weekly reports. His character is described as “a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for ten years in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order.” No word yet on when Knightfall season two will premiere. Hamill is currently working on Star Wars: Episode IX, due out December 20 of next year.

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Demi Lavato Will Undergo Several Months In Rehab

Demi Lovato will be focusing on her health for a while. She cancelled her tour and entered a treatment center in Chicago after suffering a near fatal drug overdose on August 4. And she “will be in rehab for several months and is doing an extensive program to ensure she gets the help she needs,” according to E News. Demi “hasn't been in communication with anyone and is really focusing on herself,” added the source.

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Sam Smith Slammed For Saying He Doesn't Like Michael Jackson

A comment about the King of Pop has Sam Smith in hot water. Over the weekend, Adam Lambert posted a video of himself and the British singer listening to Michael Jackson while aboard a boat, in which Smith can be heard saying, “I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song.” While Smith may not have thought twice about what he said, the internet certainly did, with hundreds quickly taking to social media to slam the singer and point out that his song “Writing’s on the Wall,” from the 2015 James Bond movie “Spectre,” sounded like Jackson’s “Earth Song.” One of the many people angered by Smith’s comments was R&B legend, and former Jackson girlfriend, Stephanie Mills who tore into him on Instagram. “Don’t come for MICHAEL JACKSON when you wish you have sold as many records and you wish you were the King of Pop like he was,” Mills wrote. “I’m so tired of you people studying our music, and studying our artist and claiming that you don’t like our music.” “Go sit your 1 HIT WONDER a** down and learn how to finish a tour,” she continued. “When you can sell as many records as the king of Pop, Michael Jackson then maybe you can say something. So I say to you Mr. Smith have several seats and come for me if you want to.”

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"The Middle" Spinoff Ordered To Pilot At ABC

ABC has officially ordered the long-discussed “The Middle” spinoff to pilot. Led by Eden Sher, the untitled comedy will follow the twentysomething adventures of eternal optimist Sue Heck as she leaves the small town of Orson to navigate the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in the big city of Chicago. “The Middle” creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline will write and executive produce the pilot.

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Winners From Teen Choice Awards

Here are the winners from last night’s Teen Choice Awards.
 
MOVIES
Choice Action Movie “Avengers: Infinity War”
 
Choice Action Movie Actor - Robert Downey Jr. – “Avengers: Infinity War”
 
Choice Action Movie Actress - Scarlett Johansson – “Avengers: Infinity War”
 
Choice Sci-Fi Movie - “Black Panther”
 
Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor - Chris Hemsworth – “Thor: Ragnarok”
 
Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress - Letitia Wright – “Black Panther”
 
Choice Fantasy Movie - “Coco”
 
Choice Fantasy Movie Actor - Anthony Gonzalez – “Coco”
 
Choice Fantasy Movie Actress - Carrie Fisher – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
 
Choice Drama Movie - “The Greatest Showman”
 
Choice Drama Movie Actor - Zac Efron – “The Greatest Showman”
 
Choice Drama Movie Actress - Zendaya – “The Greatest Showman”
 
Choice Comedy Movie - “Love, Simon”
 
Choice Comedy Movie Actor - Dwayne Johnson – “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”
 
Choice Comedy Movie Actress - Anna Kendrick – “Pitch Perfect 3”
 
Choice Movie Villain - Michael B. Jordan – “Black Panther”
 
Choice Breakout Movie Star - Nick Robinson – “Love, Simon”
 
> Choice Summer Movie - “Incredibles 2”
 
Choice Summer Movie Actor - Chris Pratt – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
 
Choice Summer Movie Actress - Bryce Dallas Howard – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
 
TV
Choice Drama TV Actor - Cole Sprouse – “Riverdale”
 
Choice Drama TV Actress - Lili Reinhart – “Riverdale”
 
Choice Comedy TV Show - “The Big Bang Theory”
 
Choice Comedy TV Actor - Jaime Camil – “Jane the Virgin”
 
Choice Comedy TV Actress - Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”
 
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show - “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”
 
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor - Matthew Daddario – “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”
 
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress - Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”
 
Choice Action TV Show - “The Flash”
 
Choice Action TV Actor - Grant Gustin – “The Flash”
 
Choice Action TV Actress - Melissa Benoist – “Supergirl”
 
Choice Animated TV Show - “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir”
 
Choice Reality TV Show - “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”
 
Choice Throwback TV Show - “Friends”
 
Choice TV Personality - Chrissy Teigen – “Lip Sync Battle”
 
Choice TV Villain - Mark Consuelos –”Riverdale”
 
Choice Breakout TV Show - “On My Block”
 
Choice Breakout TV Star - Vanessa Morgan –”Riverdale”
 
Choice Summer TV Show - “So You Think You Can Dance”
 
Choice Summer TV Star - Olivia Holt – Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”
 
MOVIES AND TELEVISION
Choice Liplock - Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart –”Riverdale”
 
Choice Hissy Fit - Madelaine Petsch –”Riverdale”
 
Choice Scene Stealer - Vanessa Morgan –”Riverdale”
 
MUSIC
Choice Male Artist - Louis Tomlinson
 
Choice Female Artist - Camila Cabello
 
Choice Music Group - 5 Seconds of Summer
 
Choice Country Artist - Carrie Underwood
 
Choice Electronic/Dance Artist - The Chainsmokers
 
Choice Latin Artist - CNCO
 
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Cardi B
 
Choice Rock Artist - Imagine Dragons
 
Choice Breakout Artist - Khalid
 
Choice Next Big Thing - Jackson Wang
 
Choice International Artist - BTS
 
Choice Song: Female Artist - Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug) – “Havana”
 
Choice Song: Male Artist - Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
 
Choice Song: Group - 5 Seconds of Summer – “Youngblood”
 
Choice Collaboration - Zac Efron & Zendaya – “Rewrite the Stars” (“The Greatest Showman” soundtrack)
 
Choice Pop Song - “In My Blood” – Shawn Mendes
 
Choice Country Song - “Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
 
Choice Electronic/Dance Song - “All Night” – Steve Aoki & Lauren Jauregui
 
Choice Latin Song - “Familiar” – Liam Payne & J Balvin
 
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song - “Love Lies” – Khalid & Normani
 
Choice Rock/Alternative Song - “Whatever It Takes” – Imagine Dragons
 
Choice Summer Song - “Back to You” – Selena Gomez
 
Choice Summer Female Artist - Camila Cabello
 
Choice Summer Male Artist - Shawn Mendes
 
Choice Summer Group - 5 Seconds of Summer
 
Choice Summer Tour - Harry Styles – Harry Styles: Live on Tour
 
DIGITAL
Choice Female Web Star - Liza Koshy
 
Choice Male Web Star - The Dolan Twins
 
Choice Comedy Web Star - Liza Koshy
 
Choice Music Web Star - Erika Costell
 
Choice Fashion/Beauty Web Star - James Charles
 
Choice Twit - Anna Kendrick
 
Choice Instagrammer - Selena Gomez
 
Choice Snapchatter - Ariana Grande
 
Choice YouTuber - Liza Koshy
 
Choice Muser - Mackenzie Ziegler
 
OTHER
Choice Comedian - The Dolan Twins
 
Choice Male Athlete - LeBron James
 
Choice Female Athlete - Serena Williams
 
Choice Dancer - Maddie Ziegler
 
Choice Video Game - “Fortnite”
 
Choice Model - Gigi Hadid
 
Choice Fandom - BTS – BTS Army

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Actress Sean Young Caught On Camera Stealing Laptops

Actress Sean Young is wanted for questioning after cops say she was seen on surveillance video stealing thousands of dollars worth of laptops from a store in New York City. The Blade Runner star, who played Harrison Ford's love interest in the original 1982 film, was caught on camera breaking into School of Old store, on 36 Avenue in Astoria, Queens, at around noon on Thursday with a male companion. The two reportedly made off with two Apple laptops and video production software worth about $12,000. The 58-year-old, who has battled with alcoholism in the past, had reportedly been working at the store but was fired several months ago, TMZ reports. The NYPD confirmed that Young was one of the two suspects wanted for the burglary. Once a big star in the 1980s and 1990s, playing the iconic role of Rachel in Blade Runner and Ray Finkle in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Young's increasingly erratic behavior over the years has seen her fall from grace. Her last roles consisted of a bit part on TNT's The Alienist and co-starring in horror movie flop Escape Room. She did appear in the 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049 but was brought back digitally, through a touch of movie magic, as her younger self to play the ageless replicant. She had taken a job at the computer store in Queens until she was fired, when she decided to take the drastic action of burgling the store, according to police.

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Weekend Box Office

Here are weekend box office figures:
 
1. The Meg - $44.5 million
 
2. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - $20 million
 
3. Disney’s Christopher Robin - $12.4 million
 
4. Slender Man - $11.3 million
 
5. BlaKkKlansman - $10.7 million
 
6. The Spy Who Dumped Me - $6.6 million
 
7. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - $5.8 million
 
8. The Equalizer 2 - $5.5 million
 
9. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - $5.1 million
 
10. Ant-Man and the Wasp - $4 million

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Demi Lovato Cancels Tour Dates To Focus On Recovery

Demi Lovato has canceled the rest of her fall tour to focus on her recovery.
 
The singer was scheduled to perform in Mexico in September and in South America in November, but announced Thursday that she would not perform the shows.
 
Over the weekend Lovato checked out of the hospital she was rushed to on July 24 for a reported overdose. The 25-year-old wrote a lengthy post Sunday on Instagram, saying she remains committed to overcoming addiction.
 
Lovato has spoken about her struggles with an eating disorder, self-mutilation, drugs and alcohol. She celebrated six years of sobriety in March but recently relapsed, revealing the news in the song “Sober,” released in June. The track hit a new peak this week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reaching No. 47.

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Macaulay Culkin Says He Turned Down The Big Bang Theory

Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin turned down a lead role in The Big Bang Theory three times, because he didn’t want to play a nerd on TV. The former child star reveals he had to keep saying no to show bosses, and even his own manager, when the offer kept coming back. “They pursued me for The Big Bang Theory and I said no,” Mac told podcast host Joe Rogan. “It was kind of, like, the way the pitch was, ‘Alright, these two astrophysicist nerds and a pretty girl lives with them… Yoinks!’ That was the pitch. I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m cool, thanks’. And then they came back at me again, and I said, ‘No, no, no. Again, flattered, but no’. Then they came back at me again, and even my manager was, like, twisting my arm.” Culkin accepts he would be a lot richer if he’d signed on, but he’s still glad he didn’t. “I’d have hundreds of millions of dollars right now if I did that gig,” he said. “At the same time, I’d be bashing my head against the wall.” 

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Idris Elba Sets 'Ghetto Cowboy' As Next Film

Idris Elba has joined the ensemble cast of “Ghetto Cowboy.” The movie is based on the award-winning novel by Greg Neri. Elba will produce under his Green Door Pictures banner. The pic follows 15-year-old Cole, who’s forced to live with his estranged father Harp (Elba) in North Philadelphia, where, despite the surrounding poverty and violence, he discovers the redemptive world of urban horseback riding.

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Brad Pitt Claims He's Paid Angelina Jolie More than $9 Million Since Split

Brad Pitt has fought back in court against Angelina Jolie‘s claim that he’s a deadbeat dad. On Tuesday, Jolie claimed in court papers that her ex had not paid “meaningful child support” for their six kids since their 2016 split. Yesterday, Pitt filed his own papers, calling Jolie’s claim “a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage.” In the papers lodged with LA Superior Court, Pitt’s lawyers said he “adamantly disputes the contention that he has not paid child support.” In fact, they claim in the papers, Pitt has “previously loaned [Jolie] $8 million to assist her in purchasing her current residence and has paid $1.3 million in bills for the benefit of [Jolie] and the minor children.”

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Ariana Grande Injures Hand While Filming Carpool Karaoke

James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” has proven to be dangerous. Ariana Grande took to social media on Tuesday to share that she injured her hand while filming the popular series. “Well Mr. Corden, today is off to a wild start,” she said in an Instagram story in which she showed off her left hand bandaged with gauze. She captioned the image “Bleeding n smiling.” She captioned another image, “Hahahahahaha I’m an idiot.” While it’s unclear what exactly happened, Grande didn’t let that stand in the way of her fun. “That was the best day ever @JKCorden thank you so much to you and your incredible crew and band and writer! Sm fun. Can’t wait for y’all to seeee what we been up to,” she tweeted. Presumably, she was on the show to promote her new album, “Sweetener,” out later this month. No word on when her Carpool Karaoke episode will air.

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Carrie Underwood Is Pregnant

Carrie Underwood is pregnant. She is expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher. The couple already share three-year-old son Isaiah. “Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another little fish to our pond,” she told fans yesterday morning. She made her announcement when she told fans in an Instagram video that the tour to support her upcoming album, Cry Pretty, won't begin until May, eight months after the release of the record. She said: “You might be wondering or asking, ‘Carrie, why is your tour starting in May?’” The camera then panned out to show Carrie was sitting under balloon letters spelling out the word “Baby.” The singer – who didn’t reveal when she is due to give birth – admitted life couldn’t be better for her at the moment. She said: “This has just been a dream come true with album and baby news and all that stuff. We're just so excited and so just glad you guys can share in this with us and be a part of this with us.” 

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Bruce Willis To Star In '10 Minutes Gone'

In the midst of financial struggles and constant changes to its service, MoviePass announced yesterday that its new film production wing, MoviePass Films, will start production on “10 Minutes Gone,” an action thriller starring Bruce Willis. This will be the first film produced by the new studio. “10 Minutes Gone” follows a man who survives a gunshot to the head during a bank heist gone wrong, but loses memory of what happened during the heist. He must piece together what happened and who ran off with the bank’s money, all while a vengeful crime boss, played by Willis, pursues him.

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Hollywood City Council Votes To Remove Trumps Star From Walk Of Fame

West Hollywood city council has unanimously approved a motion calling for the removal of Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Put forth by West Hollywood Mayor pro tempore John D'Amico and Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath, the motion, passed on Monday night, seeks the removal of the landmark “due to [Trump's] disturbing treatment of women and other actions.” However, the vote is not legally binding as the council has no control over the Walk of Fame. The council will instead send a formal letter to the overseeing bodies, Los Angeles city council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, asking them to consider it.

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Jennifer Garner And Daughter Got Lost While Kayaking - Had To Be Saved

Jennifer Garner’s kayaking trip took a nosedive when she and her daughter got lost on the water. The actress revealed she and her 12-year-old Violet needed to be rescued by an employee of the kayak company they rented from while they were vacationing in Stockholm, Sweden. “Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes,” Garner captioned an Instagram photo showing them on the water. “Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in a shipping lane? I’m afraid so. Did we have to be rescued? Yup.” Their “savior,” as Garner described him in a subsequent post, was a young man named Mattias Perrson, who paddled out to their rescue and led them back to shore. The kayak company said in its own Instagram post that Perrson jumped into action after receiving a call from Garner. “She was lost on the waters of Stockholm with her daughter in one of our double kayaks. Mattias got into a kayak of his own and started searching for them,” Långholmen Kajak captioned its post. “Fortunately he found them not too far away and was able to guide them back to our rental. Quite an adventure!” Garner called the trip to Sweden a “pre-middle-school sneak away” for her daughter.

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"Facts of Life" Star Charlotte Rae Dies At 92

Actress Charlotte Rae, who played the kindly maternal surrogate Mrs. Garrett on two ‘80s sitcoms, has died at age 92. Rae had revealed in 2017 that she had bone cancer but planned to fight it, telling People, “I’ve had a great life, but I have so many wonderful things happening. I’d like to choose life. I’m grateful for the life I’ve already had.” Rae was a Tony-nominated Broadway star and successful TV character actress when she was hired on “Diff’rent Strokes.” She played the maid of a rich white businessman (Conrad Bain) who adopted two young black brothers (Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges). The next year the character was spun off into a series of her own: “The Facts of Life,” set at a boarding school where Mrs. Garrett was the house mother, mentoring the girls on their adolescent issues. Rae won a Prime Time Emmy Award nomination for the role in 1982. Earlier she won an Emmy for her work in the 1975 TV movie “Queen of Stardust Ballroom.” 
 

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Patrick Stewart Set To Reprise Role As Captain Jean-Luc Picard In New Star Trek Series

Patrick Stewart is returning to space as his much beloved character Jean-Luc Picard. He made the announcement via a Twitter statement on Saturday. He last played the iconic Star Trek character in the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis, which was part of the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe. His statement on Saturday was in two parts, consisting of a tweet and an image containing a much longer explanation. “It is an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him,” he announced in the tweet. Alongside a black and white portrait of himself, he went on to explain the thought process behind his decision to assume the role once again. “I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” he admitted initially. But then he revealed that a combination of personal experiences and the current political climate pushed him to pursue Jean-Luc once again. “During these past years, it has been humbling to hear many stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership,” he said farther down in the statement. He added: “I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason – to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.” The new Star Trek show has yet to be titled, and doesn't have a release date, but will appear exclusively on the CBS All Access streaming service.

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Weekend Box Office

Here are weekend box office figures:
 
1. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - $35 million
 
2. Disney’s Christopher Robin - $25 million
 
3. The Spy Who Dumped Me - $12.3 million
 
4. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - $9 million
 
5. The Equalizer 2 - $8.8 million
 
6. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - $8.2 million
 
7. Ant-Man and the Wasp - $6.1 million
 
8. The Darkest Minds - $5.8 million
 
9. Incredibles 2 - $5 million
 
10. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies - $4.8 million

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